Kat Mañalac

Kat is a Partner at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine where she managed brand and strategy. Kat has a BS in Communications from Northwestern University.


Kimono (YC W14) Is A Smarter Web Scraper That Lets You “API-ify” The Web, No Code Required

“A new Y Combinator-backed startup called Kimono wants to make it easier to access data from the unstructured web with a point-and-click tool that can extract information from webpages that…

Eventjoy (YC W14) Is A One-Stop Shop For Organizing Events

“Y Combinator-backed Eventjoy, a service that makes it easier to organize events using online and mobile tools, is officially making its debut today, offering support for online ticketing, event…

Abacus (YC W14) Wants To Make Expense Reports Obsolete

“Expense reports are a special kind of hell. Employees are often stuck wondering when, if ever, they will get reimbursed. Managers and accountants, on the other hand, have…

TrueVault (YC W14) Launches To Bring Easy HIPAA Compliance To Startups And Health Apps

“Launching out of Y Combinator’s most recent batch of startups, TrueVault is on a mission to unburden startups of the time-consuming, progress-stalling process of HIPAA compliance so that…

Meet Bellabeat (YC W14), The Quantified Self Startup That Wants To Be The FitBit For Pregnancy

“If there’s ever a time in a person’s life when she wants to keep tabs on everything that’s going on with her body, it’s while she’s pregnant. Every…

Group Matchmaking Startup The Dating Ring (YC W14) Launches In San Francisco

“I haven’t online dated in a while*, but everyone I know who does it laments the current state of matchmaking technology. When being able to swipe right to…

Beacon (YC W14) Offers A New Approach To Crowdfunding Journalism

“Beacon, part of the current batch of startups incubated by Y Combinator, gives readers another way to support (and get access to) high-quality journalism. Two of the company’s…

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